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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2010, 01:58:40 PM »

I usually only write down a code or some combination of sorts in some games when you know you might need it later in the game. I think I only done this in some survival horror games and that's it.
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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2010, 05:47:53 PM »

You guys should play the old CRPGs from the early 90s. People used to map out everything in a dungeon. In fact, I think some of the games came with fucking GRAPHING PAPER. haha.
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« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2010, 06:45:38 PM »

Only game I took notes on extensively was Star Control II.

First time I played it I had the starmap. Years later I played it again a couple times but w/o the map. Made notes on where the important planets and useful quasispace portals were, also where systems that had high amounts of minerals.


Loved that damn game.
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« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2010, 09:32:11 PM »

You guys should play the old CRPGs from the early 90s. People used to map out everything in a dungeon. In fact, I think some of the games came with fucking GRAPHING PAPER. haha.

What are the names of some of these? Are there any that are abandonware I can track down? Sounds interesting!!!
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« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2010, 02:44:54 AM »

The only game I can remember on the top of my head I used something more then the controller is Carmen San Diego and that is because the manual was huge and giving lots of tips.

Have anyone seen the "Angry Video Game Nerd" ? There's an episode he talks exactly about his. He's playing Dick Tracy on the NES and goes about how boring it is to make notes.
If you've not seen it, you should, it's awesome.

But to be on the side that never say never, I'd use a note system if it were already in the game, like in Professor Layton games or the Zelda games for the DS.
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« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2010, 01:33:56 PM »

I'm pretty sure I took notes while playing shadowgate on my gameboy color in study hall
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« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2010, 12:08:18 AM »

You guys should play the old CRPGs from the early 90s. People used to map out everything in a dungeon. In fact, I think some of the games came with fucking GRAPHING PAPER. haha.

What are the names of some of these? Are there any that are abandonware I can track down? Sounds interesting!!!

I thought it was pretty interesting too, so I found a bunch a few months ago:

Wizardry series: I think 1-7 are abandonware, but beware, the first 5 are old school to the max and insanely difficult, 6-8 had an automapper.

Dungeon Master 1 + 2:  Pretty cool old school games, HUGE dungeons, cool puzzles, but sort of hard to map out so I wouldn't really recommend starting your graph paper career here lol. Both are abandonware.
                                   
Eye of The Beholder series: Based on D&D pretty decent games, really similar to Dungeon Master but with slightly smaller maps, all of them are abandonware and there's SNES ports

Bard's Tale series:  I haven't tried these out yet, but always see them listed in the top old school CRPG lists, all are abandonware

Shining in the Darkness: Genesis RPG, part of the Shining Force series.

Phantasy Star 1:  Sega Master System, this one was really really good for a game as old as it is, I just finished it not too long ago =D

All the PC abandonware games you'll need DOSBox to play....and a huge stack of graph paper XD

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